Definitions for piastre
a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria
kurus, piaster, piastre(noun)
100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey
A Spanish or Spanish-American coin and unit of currency, originally worth eight real.
A form of currency originally used in the Ottoman Empire, and now used in the Middle Eastern countries of Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan and Syria.
Origin: From piastra, probably from emplastra.